David Karp (Education)

Founder Of Tumblr

No University Education

As a teen, Karp taught himself basic programing skills and at age 15, Karp received an internship that he believed would be a more valuable experience for him than school and that evaluation led him to drop out of high school. Although Karp, dropped out of high school he was still homeschooled. Karp initially wanted to enroll at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and believed that him being home schooled gave him a higher chance of being accepted. He later decided not to go to college because he believed that college would not provide him with the specific web-development skills that he wanted to learn, as opposed to working with real companies.